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Pastor's Testimony

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         Born and raised in Houston, TX, Pastor Juan Bustamante was not raised in church and did not know about God’s unconditional love. Raised in a family of 7 siblings, he was headed toward becoming another statistic of the neighborhood he grew up in. He grew up in a home where drugs controlled the direction of his family’s decisions and because of this, he and his siblings were exposed to things that would prove difficult to overcome. As a teen lost and without purpose, he began to make gangs and street life his identity and in 1993 ended up in prison. It was there that Juan encountered Jesus and His forgiveness.

 

     He was saved and baptized but did not have someone to disciple him. When released in 1995 he reconciled with Carmen and his son who was 1 1/2 years old and did the best he knew how as a new Christian, husband, and father at 19 years old. It wasn’t until 1998 when his mother had an overdose and was rushed to LBJ hospital, that he and his family was in need of hope that they were led to Lakewood Church. It was there that the love of God was poured out in a supernatural way that changed His life forever! It was a Wednesday night service and the lady at the information booth heard their plea for hope and took them directly to the front where Mrs. Dodie Osteen embraced them and prayed the prayer of faith and healing over their mother, which at that very hour was made whole! Pastors Juan & Carmen spent 10 years under Lakewood church receiving and learning about God’s unconditional love. The word of God began to come alive in His heart. He found a home and a place to grow strong in with the Men’s ministry. In 2008, they were called out of Lakewood into churches in their community and served there until God called them to start City on a Hill Church on July 10, 2011.

     Today City on a Hill Church is thriving in the inner city of Houston, TX. God called Pastor Juan and Carmen to the neighborhoods where he grew up. To bring hope, healing, and restoration to those that are lost. City on a Hill is known by all that come as a place where love is the foundation and where His presence dwells. It’s a place where disciples are made, and sons and daughters find purpose and meaning once they get saved. A place where no matter what they have done that God’s Grace is sufficient to give them a new identity and new life. Thus, God has given our vision statement. “Loving people where they are and helping them become the person they were created to be”.

Get to Know Us

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     Located in beautiful Houston, Texas City On A Hill church offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshiping, learning, and fellowship needs. We are dedicated to spreading the gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our family, our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!

Our Vision
"Loving people where they are and helping them become the people God created them to be."

Our Mission
"to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me." 
Acts 26:18

Our Statements of Faith

Holy bible

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of
God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal
truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant
(II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans
16:25-26).

virgin birth

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the
Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary's

womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25;
Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).

salvation

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His
death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God,
not a result of our good works or of any human efforts
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans
10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

jesus' blood

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was
sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin.
Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness
and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from
the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5,
5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

gifts of the holy spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts
to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of
the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The

Bible's lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and
the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are
commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts
in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the
Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical
parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians
4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31,
14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).

healing of the sick

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of
Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His
disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is
also a part of Jesus' work on the Cross and one of the gifts of
the Spirit. (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark
16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28;
Romans 11:29).

ressurection

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a
glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In
addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they
that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost
to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39;
John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42,
44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).

trinity

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father,
Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I
John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35;
Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

redemption

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary
transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus
Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-
21).

repentance

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every
area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to
receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy
Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of
sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).

jesus christ dwells in all believers

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ
to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They
relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making
Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their
trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was
buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17,
23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).

the church

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God
through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment
of Jesus' Great Commission. Every person who is born of the
Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the
body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in
our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews
12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

god's will for provision

It is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy
and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall,
many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on
Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers
from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to
better serve others.


- Spiritual
(John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)
- Mental and Emotional
(II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2;
Isaiah 26:3).
- Physical
(Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24).
- Financial
(Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians
9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11;
Philippians 4:19).

heaven

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the
Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21,
25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter
1:4).

jesus christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.
On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the
only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a
virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the
cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the
shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day
according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the
Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14,
20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy
2:5).

regeneration

For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is
absolutely essential (John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5).

sanctification

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s
Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of
Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of
the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is

enabled to live a Godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II
Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans
8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).

baptism in the holy spirit

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by
Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach
the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew
3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38,
44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

sacraments

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the
new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be
baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16;
Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48).


The Lord's Supper: A unique time of communion in the
presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice
(the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in
remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew
26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).


Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a
covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God (Matthew 19:4-6)

hell

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by
God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented
with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark
9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).

second coming

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the
second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a
date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64;
Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8;
Revelation 1:7)

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